SURFS YOU RIGHT DEPT.
FRUIT OF THE LOON DEPT.
THE FOOLS ON THE HILL DEPT.
FURLOUGH DOWN DIRTY SHAME DEPT.
YOU CRUZ, YOU LOSE DEPT.
ANIMAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEPT.
Today, the interest rate for subsidized Stafford college loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%, all due to (ready for it?) an inability by DC legislators to simply extend the current lower rate. The increase will add hundreds or thousands more dollars to the already crippling costs of higher education for many lower and moderate income families. It’s so chilling, this classic dorm poster may need to be updated.
CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
Whoever said, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard” died before Michele Bachmann ran for public office. The four-term, factually-challenged Congresswoman from Minnesota was a gift to comedy writers everywhere — her gaffes providing daily fodder for pundits, late-night comedians and yes, even MAD. Yesterday, Mrs. Bachmann announced that she would not seek another term in Congress. Her departure from the political scene will once again make comedy hard. Good bye, Mrs. Bachmann. And thanks.
THE GREAT BLIGHT WAY DEPT.
History repeated itself once again yesterday as newly reelected House Speaker John Boehner began crying while addressing Congress. And history once again repeats itself today as we reprise this MAD Classic.
When asked recently if victims of rape should be allowed to have an abortion, idiot Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri) said that such pregnancies are "really rare.” “If it’s a legitimate rape,” he added, “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” The predictable political backlash followed and soon Democrats AND Republicans were re-evaluating his creepy campaign — saying it was time to shut that whole thi